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Shelton State Community College 53 CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION Shelton State Community College offers career technical programs especially designed for students who wish to prepare for careers through intensive programs and at the same time enjoy the rewards of general education courses. A student may begin a career/technical program any semester and upon completion of requirements, receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certificate, or a Short-Term Certificate. It is possible for a student to change his/her objective from a career education program to a transfer program, but THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED THAT CERTAIN COURSES IN CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS MAY NOT TRANSFER TO SOME SENIOR INSTITUTIONS. Shelton State does have an articulation agreement with The University of West Alabama (UWA) so that students with an associate degree or certificate from Shelton State may contract for an individualized course of study within UWA’s Technology Division to meet his/her career objective. The areas of study at UWA include, but are not limited to: Computer Science, General Business, Supervision and Management, Marketing, Industrial Technology, Environmental Science, Psychology, Technical Teacher Education (Postsecondary Level), and others as determined with an advisor. Students interested in programs at UWA should consult the current UWA catalog. Shelton State also has an agreement with Athens State University to provide a fully articulated baccalaureate degree for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Associate of Applied Technology graduates. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology program is delivered using largely internet-based, teleconferencing, and other distance learning techniques. More information about these options may be obtained from technical faculty members and counselors. Refer to the Athens State University Career Technical Education Program. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Essential functions and academic requirements are defined for educational programs at the College. These functions and requirements are on file in the Office of the Dean of Instructional Services and the Office of the Dean of Student Services. HEALTH RELATED CAREERS Shelton State Community College offers opportunities for students to enter a variety of health related careers; preparation varies from two semester certificate curricula to longer programs of study. Some programs may be completed at Shelton State Community College while others require enrollment at other institutions within the Alabama Community College System. All of the programs share high standards and excellent opportunities for employment and service in the medical field. Detailed descriptions for Allied Health Linkage programs; Emergency Medical Technician programs; Nursing programs for Associate Degree Nurses, Practical Nurses, and Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aides are provided below. For additional information about other health related careers, contact the Assistant Dean of Allied Health Services, 205.391.2457. ALLIED HEALTH LINKAGE PROGRAMS In Cooperation with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama Shelton State Community College has a linkage program in cooperation with Wallace State Community College (WSCC) in Hanceville, Alabama, in various fields of allied health. Students complete academic coursework at Shelton State Community College and then apply to transfer to the professional phase of the program at Wallace State Community College. Students who complete the program are awarded Allied Health Program Clinical Laboratory Science (AAS) Dental Assistant (AAS) Dental Hygiene (AAS) Diagnostic Imaging (AAS) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS) Health Information Technology (AAS) Medical Coding (Certificate) an Associate in Applied Science Degree or Certificate from Wallace State Community College. Acceptance into the clinical phase is on a competitive basis as students throughout the state compete for available positions. Students should contact the Shelton State Community College Linkage Counselor, 205.391.2273, for more information on academic course work available at Shelton State Community College. ACT Score Required Beginning Semester Length of Study at WSCC ACT on file N/A 18 or higher COMPASS 19 or higher COMPASS/17 or higher Fall or Summer Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall 5 semesters 4 semesters 5 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters 3-6 semesters

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